CBS's Pat Kirwin Likes the Texans Chances

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  1. ObsiWan

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    [​IMG] Pat Kirwan NFL Insider

    No reason why Texans can't get over the playoff hump this season

    August 7, 2013 9:01 pm CT
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    First-round draft pick DeAndre Hopkins listens to wide receivers coach Larry Kirksey. (USATSI)



    There's more, mostly positive, stuff in the article.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Playoffs

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    Wow. :clap:

    About as comprehensive as I've read in some time. Props to Kirwin, who definitely didn't mail this one in -- paid attention and took notes.

    MSR.
     
  3. TexanSam

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    A 72 yard punt? That's amazing.
     
  4. 76Texan

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    His longest punt in HIGH SCHOOL was 85 yards.

    ==>> Expect the Texans to run a lot on third and long near their own end zone like last year. LOL!

    Kubiak, please don't! :pinned:
     
  5. rush2112mn

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    "blah blah blah blah blah blah blah" Alex Lifeson acceptance speech into the rock and roll hall of fame.......classic.....goes on for a few minutes.....thats what comes to mind when I hear national sports talkers talk about the Texans.....
     
  6. thunderkyss

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    Nice to see nice things in print & all.... but.

    Two divisional round exits & we can't get over the hump? We just cleared a small hump & just getting started on the big hump in front of us. It's not like we're the Patriots who've been knocking on the Super Bowl door for the last 7 years (or wahtever), or the Falcons/Bengals/Cowboys who had trouble winning a play off game (until recently for the Falcons).

    I just wouldn't classify this as a "can't get over the hump" situation. We're just continuing to grow & setting our sights higher.

    Roddy White & Julio Jones? Puh-lease. Since when have they become the definitive dynamic duo?

    & closing the gap??? I'm getting so tired of hearing about Andrew Luck. Two QBs drafted behind him showed they were just as special, if not more.







    But overall, a good read.
     
  7. Playoffs

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    Since 2012.
     
  8. houstonspartan

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    Totally agree. A buddy of mine is a Texans die hard. A season ticket holder, at that. And he is TERRIFIED of the Colts. Scared like a little girl. All I heard from him last year are about how the Colts are so good and we need to watch our backs, blah, blah, blah.

    I think, as a fan base, we have been conditioned to fear the Colts. It's automatic for us. They no longer have Peyton Manning (the reason they were so good) but, we still fear "the Colts" brand for some reason.

    I don't. My mantra: F--k the Colts. Bring it.
     


  9. BullBlitz

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    True. If AJ and DH prove to be comparable, we will be in good shape.
     
  10. BullBlitz

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    The Colts did bring it last December. The Texans need to bring it.
     
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  11. houstonspartan

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    Yes, we blew that game. Noted. But I'm not trembling in my boots about the Colts like a lot of people.

    If I had a concern, it would be with our head coach. If the Texans are playing an evenly matched team, I tend to give the edge to the other team. Coaching matters.
     
  12. The Pencil Neck

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    We did. Sure, they beat us in Indy but we beat them 29-17 in Houston, as well.
     
  13. BullBlitz

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    I agree with you. The Texans certainly match up well against the Colts. I don't even think that there is a coaching mismatch against the Colts; not like there would be against the Patriots, Ravens, 49ers, Saints and others.

    I think we can all agree that the Texans need to do a little better winning against top tier competition and in critical games. Maybe this will be the year.
     

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